I am Tomi Jean Clifford, the executive director of the Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. I recently accepted this position in September 2015, and I am excited to be a part of such a great organization.
I was born and raised here in Cynthiana. I graduated from Harrison County High School in 2002 with four years of All-State Band and Governor's School for the Arts honors and attended Eastern Kentucky University and Maysville Community College in general studies.. My Grandparents are Fred and Joann Pensinger, who were one of the first families to move here with 3M over fifty years ago and Bonny and Norma Dailey, who owned several small businesses here in Cynthiana, but are most well known for The Village Inn and Bonny’s Salt Risen Bread. My parents, Tom and Teresa Dailey, own Dailey’s Body Shop and Towing Service and my husband, CJ Clifford, owns his own Snap-On tool franchise. Business, especially small business and ownership, has always played an important role in my life.
I love the outdoors, hiking and spending time with my family. We love hiking at Red River Gorge, canoeing down the scenic Licking River and impromptu picnics at Flat Run Veteran's Park.
My goal as director is to encourage business and prosperity here in our community and bring back ownership to our community members, where #shoplocal takes on a whole new meaning. Our chamber and our community is only successful and growing as long as our businesses are our members are successful. We love to put unique spins on business to help our members think out of the box when it comes to their customers. I want our members to always know my door is open and I will help them grow their business any way I can.
I look forward to forming great relationships with all you, current and future members of our Chamber. Thank you for your continued support of our program. Please stop in our Chamber and Visitor’s Center to say hello or to check out our new office in February. Here’s to a great year!
Tomi Jean Clifford